I have a gss23wstass refrigerator. As far as I can tell the only thing wrong with it is the front display isnt working and my freezer isnt getting as cold as I would like it. Would that be because the fountian control panel isnt working? So I should only have to replace the front control panel...right?
Answer Hi Jimmy. Use a volt/ohm meter part # TJMA-DM1 to assist you in your diagnostics. Look under the top freezer door hinge and see if there is a unplugged pin connection or a burnt one. IF the freezer is not getting cold enough is your first issue. Open the door and feel the center divider. If it is warm to touch this is normal. If it is hot to touch then the freon is getting boiled by either a clogged condenser coils(condenser coil cleaning brush part # TJ103) a stopped cond. fan motor part # WR60X10209 or both. Remove the freezer inside back wall and see if the evaporator fan part # WR60X10185 is turning up to speed. Evaporator Fan Motor - Made by GE. This DC evaporator fan motor is used on those that DO NOT have a thermistor wired into the connecting harness. For the motor WITH the thermistor order WR60X10074. Do you see a complete frost pattern across the coils ? Temperature Sensor - Thermistor for sensing temperatures. Item Number: WR55X10025. It should read around 10K at room temperature. The thermistor may have 5% tolerance only. Thank you.
Is there a guide available that I can read on how to replace this unit before I purchase it?
Answer Hello Brian. The interface assembly is not hard to replace. Disconnect the power to the unit. Then insert a flat blade putty or butter knife in the bottom corner of the interface and unsnap the assembly from the dispenser. Remove the wires and install the new interface WR55X10859 into the unit.